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“the State is dragging its feet”

Fulton Mansion State Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 31 things to do in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Rising above the Aransas Bay and surrounded by stately live oaks, the Fulton Mansion is located in the resort area of Rockport-Fulton. The house must have appeared incredible in 1877 with its mansard roof and ornate trim. Interior gas lighting, flush-toilets, and other refinements were progressive and luxurious elements for this part of Texas. Today, visitors journey through the restored home, getting a glimpse into the life of an affluent family in the late 1800s. Learn about 19th century innovations, walk through Harriet's garden, and hear stories of living in a grand Victorian villa.
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Harvey did damage to lots of places in Rockport, and they all have new roofs, and new windows and are open for business. The poor Fulton House is still waiting, nothing has been done. The State hasn't even started to repair the roof, or the damaged interiors; 10 months later! While they don't charge, the "hard-hat" tours keep the volunteers busy, but anyone wishing to see the house should skip it and wait until the place is put back together.

Date of experience: May 2018
3  Thank cairnhowff
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"self guided tour"
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"step back in time"
in 4 reviews
"turn of the century"
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"visitor center"
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"very interesting tour"
in 3 reviews
"forward thinking"
in 2 reviews
"great docents"
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"buy the tickets"
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"cell phone"
in 3 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"answer questions"
in 3 reviews
"small museum"
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"basement"
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"restoration"
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"restored"
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This is a Great historic site that many people visit, it is a must see for our area!
Capt. Scott McCune
"The Saltwater Cowboy"

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank scottY6234RT
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

A must see if you are in the Rockport area. My visit was on 4-7-2018 and the mansion is still undergoing repairs from Hurricane Harvey. You can still tour the mansion and information center for free. The architecture, garden and view of the Gulf of Mexico is amazing. The Docent as very informative. The ladies in the gift shop were very friendly as well as informative when you toured the exhibit before going to the mansion. A MUST SEE!!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank BobH1962
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Was open they have the furniture covered. Had the carpet pulled off was neat to see either way. Will be neat to see finished

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank txpackerfan10
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Although it was closed to us, the gift shop, visitor center was open and they have a nice presentation of the Fultons. We were not disappointed in visiting that. Hopefully they can be up and running again in the near future, as the home looked to be pretty neat to go in.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jeannene A
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